The Left is salivating this weekend over Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s so-called “Troopergate” investigation. (Powerline dissects the report to show there really isn’t any “there” there.) But the usually satirical Scott Ott has written a column making a rather serious and profound observation about how the narrative could be turned around:
The so-called Troopergate investigation report, released Friday by a panel in Alaska, is the best thing to happen to the McCain-Palin campaign since the Arizona maverick chose the Alaskan hockey Mom as his running mate.
Republicans should embrace it as a way of telling the story of why government must be reformed. It is the perfect picture of how government bureaucracies shield the incompetent and immoral among them, and waste taxpayer dollars trying to nail concerned citizens who cry ‘foul’.
Ott makes the public suggestion that the McCain-Palin use the story to its advantage. I don’t know. It’s probably too late for that. But Sarah Palin could pick it up herself and run with it on the way to a possible 2012 presidential run.
The people vs. the bureaucracy … I kind of like the sound of that.